We Behave as though Our Thoughts Are Real

We behave as though our thoughts are real.

Take a deep breath and take that in for a moment.

What if your thinking is just your thinking?

What if you are only one new thought from an entirely different experience of life?

woman looking away

What if we chose a new thought anytime we
heard ourselves saying, “I can’t . . .”?

Take the thought: “He doesn’t love me enough.”

Byron Katie has masterfully taught us to question our thinking.

1. Is it true? (Yes or no. If no, move to 3.)
2. Can you absolutely know that it’s true? (Yes or no.)
3. How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?
4. Who would you be without the thought?

“I don’t have the credentials I need.” “I’m too _______ (you fill in the blank – fat, old, undisciplined, scattered, sensitive).  “I will do it when  _______  (again, you fill in the blank – the kids are grown, I feel better, my mother dies, I have more money, the time is right).

What if you allow yourself to become more aware that your thinking is just your thinking?  And then enjoy the rest of your day?

Please feel free to post your comments, insights and experiences below.

If this fits someone you love who still believes their thinking is real, please share this post  with them!


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